In a farewell letter to Congress on Monday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged lawmakers to reject President-elect Joe Biden’s education agenda, while imploring them to shield Trump administration policies that Biden has promised to eliminate.
In farewell, DeVos urges Congress to reject Biden’s policies | PBS NewsHour
In other words, she would like lawmakers to ignore the will of a majority of the American electorate because she’s afraid of public education.
Comprehensive national data aren’t available yet, but reporting by NPR and our member stations, along with media reports from around the country, shows enrollment declines in dozens of school districts across 20 states. Coronavirus Appears To Be Driving Student Enrollment Drops : NPR
Meanwhile, the wealthy are enrolling their kids in private schools. Yet another way in which we will feel the impact of this pandemic for generations.
Most schools don’t even know which students are lacking internet service, and the neediest families are often the hardest to reach.https://www.axios.com/school-broadband-crisis-500dd146-a1cf-4cde-b2af-2b9b2de2f81a.html
This is a massive issue, one we’re going to have to address at a national level in the very near future.
This makes a lot of sense. Too bad it will be decried as “socialism” by those who would find their district’s funding reduced.
Source: Vulnerable Students Could See More Money With This School Funding Fix : NPR
Kids best just get used to this as it’s largely how the work world operates as more employers remotely monitor productivity.
Source: Exam anxiety: how remote test-proctoring is creeping students out – The Verge
Forbidding discussion of something you deny you’re doing is perhaps the biggest tell of all time.
Source: This College Banned Students From Even Discussing Facial Recognition – VICE
The number of people enrolling in college keeps falling, for a variety of socia, economic and other factors.
Source: Fewer Students Mean Big Trouble For Higher Education : NPR
Even manufacturing jobs are just going to those with college degrees. That means more and more people will be shut out because they can’t afford those degrees.
Source: Blue-collar work goes business caj as factory work requires college degrees